Voluntary Carbon Markets: An International Business Guide to what They are and how They Work
Ricardo Bayon, Amanda Hawn, Katherine Hamilton
Earthscan, 2007 - Business & Economics - 164 pages
The book covers all aspects of voluntary carbon markets in the US, Europe, Australia, Canada, and Asia: what they are, how they work and, most critically, their business potential to help slow climate change. It is the indispensable guide for anyone seeking to understand voluntary carbon markets and capitalize on the opportunities they present for economic and environmental benefit.
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Chapter 1 The Big Picture
Chapter 2 Understanding Supply and Demand in the Voluntary Carbon Market
Chapter 3 How Does the Voluntary Carbon Market Relate to the US REC Market?
What the Experts Think
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